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Ex-VP Binay slams gov’t for ‘wasting millions’ on dolomite beach in Manila Bay

/ 02:20 PM April 15, 2021
Fresh cover of dolomite sand was poured into the Manila Bay white sand.

LOOK: Heavy vehicles dump fresh dolomite at the “Dolomite Beach” along Roxas Boulevard in Manila on Tuesday, April 13. The artificial white sand beach is part of a P389 million-peso project of the government to rehabilitate Manila Bay. 📷 Grig C. Montegrande/Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — For “wasting millions” on a “fake dolomite beach” in Manila Bay, former Vice President Jejomar Binay said some people in the government “have lost not only their compassion and sense of priorities but their common sense.”

This comes after government replenished the so-called Manila Bay “white sand beach” with fresh dolomite sand, months after it first drew criticism from environment and fisherfolk groups questioning the project.

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“With thousands infected and dying from COVID-19, and over 4 million out of work and needing ayuda, government is wasting millions on a fake dolomite ‘beach’,” said Binay on a Twitter post.

Government earlier defended the multi-million project, saying it will benefit the Filipino people restore their mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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